The 4 Disciplines of Execution®

Achieving your wildly important goals.

  • The 4 Disciplines Of Execution®5:46

    The 4 Disciplines Of Execution®

    The 4 Disciplines of Execution (4DX) is a simple, repeatable, and proven formula for executing on your most important strategic priorities in the midst of the whirlwind.

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  • 8 Ways to Boost Your Team's Commitment to Goals

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  • Achieve Breakthrough Results in the Midst of Your Whirlwind24:57

    Achieve Breakthrough Results in the Midst of Your Whirlwind

    Join Chris McChesney, as he provides proven insights on implementing practices designed to help leaders consistently achieve breakthrough results, especially in times of change.

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  • Achieving Results in Unpredictable Times

    Achieving Results in Unpredictable Times

    In times of great uncertainty, leaders can freeze to the point of inaction or execute with excellence, increase trust, achieve more, and transform fear into engagement.

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  • Execute Your Strategic Goals and Create Breakthrough Results

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  • Discipline 1: Focus On The Wildly Important

    Discipline 1: Focus On The Wildly Important

    Discipline 1: Focus on the Wildly Important - A wildly important goal (WIG) is a goal that can make all the difference. You're going to commit to apply a disproportionate amount of energy to it.

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  • Executing in Uncertainty and Complexity

    Executing in Uncertainty and Complexity

    Bestselling author and strategy execution expert Chris McChesney outlines how The 4 Disciplines of Execution® can help leaders drive results, even during uncertain and ambiguous times.

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  • Multiply The Genius Of Your Team

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  • Focusing The Organization - Opryland5:58

    Focusing The Organization - Opryland

    The Opryland is a great example of how WIGs can be aligned across multiple levels of an organization to create powerful results.

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  • Narrow Your Goals

    Narrow Your Goals

    People who try to push many goals at once usually wind up doing a mediocre job on all of them. You can ignore the principle of focus, but it won’t ignore you.

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  • Are Your Leaders Multipliers?

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  • How can I measure my team to make sure we reach our goal?1:07

    How can I measure my team to make sure we reach our goal?

    Not all actions are created equal. Thijs Westerink shares some advice to help you identify the right actions to measure to ensure you achieve your goals.

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  • All Actions Are Not Created Equal

    All Actions Are Not Created Equal

    Some actions simply have more impact than others and it is those that you want to identify and act on if you want to reach your goal. We call them lead measures.

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  • Discipline 2: Act On The Lead Measures

    Discipline 2: Act On The Lead Measures

    The discipline of leverage requires you to identify and act on the measures that are predictive of reaching your goal and that can be influenced by you and the team.

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  • Move Your Middle9:04

    Move Your Middle

    As companies, we have varying degrees of engagement and performance from our employees. How do we take the average engagement of our employees and move it to extraordinary engagement?

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  • Make High-Impact Commitments

    Make High-Impact Commitments

    When you set a goal, are you committed and ready to achieve a winnable game? Or do you fizzle out? Learn to make commitments that impact your goals.

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  • How can I keep my most important strategy from failing?1:14

    How can I keep my most important strategy from failing?

    Successful leaders not only create a clear strategy, but they also execute it. Thijs Westerink shares some advice for leaders to increase engagement and drive strategy execution in this clip.

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  • Discipline 3: Keep A Compelling Scoreboard

    Discipline 3: Keep A Compelling Scoreboard

    The discipline of engagement requires you to create a players' scoreboard so that members of the team can easily tell whether they are winning or losing.

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  • Create Accountability

    Create Accountability

    As a leader, it is your job to clear a path for success and recognize performance. Learn how to create accountability with this FranklinCovey leadership tip.

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  • How can I prevent employees from slipping into old behaviors?1:35

    How can I prevent employees from slipping into old behaviors?

    FranklinCovey’s Senior Vice President of Sales U.S. and Canada, Jennifer Colosimo, shares the most effective way to prevent the regression of employees into undesirable behaviors.

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  • Chris McChesney Shares the Importance of Playing a High-Stakes, Winnable Game1:33

    Chris McChesney Shares the Importance of Playing a High-Stakes, Winnable Game

    In this clip, Chris shares the importance of playing a high-stakes, winnable game in the workplace.

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  • Make Goals Achievable

    Make Goals Achievable

    We’re not advocating goals that are easy to reach. Set a goal that challenges the team to rise to their highest level of performance but not beyond it.

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  • Focus Traps

    Focus Traps

    The quickest way to kill execution: lose focus or over-goal your team or your organization.

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  • Execute in Uncertainty and Complexity8:18

    Execute in Uncertainty and Complexity

    Learn from the bestselling author of the 4 Disciplines of Execution®, Chris McChesney, as he discusses what a leadership team needs to do to navigate unnecessary complexity.

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